By Peter Calvert
Town of Andes Regular Meeting, July 13th
Present: Supervisor Wayland Bud Gladstone, Councilmen
Ritchie Gabriel, Dale Cole, Code
Enforcement Officer Alfred Mohr,
Highway Superintendent John
Bouton, Councilmen Thomas
Hall, Shayne Moshier were Absent & Excused. Others: Planning
Board Chairman Frank Winkler,
Town Clerk Kimberly A. Tosi,
Cyndi Wright, Mike Terry, Eric
Van Benschoten, Mike Passafiume, Peter Calvert-Andes Gazette,
and via Zoom: Leigh Infield, Vinnie Comperatore.
Cannabis Local Law: A sample cannabis local law was forwarded to the Town from the Delaware County Sheriffs Office. If the Town wishes to opt out of allowing retail cannabis dispensaries and/or on-site cannabis consumption establishments from locating within the Town, they must do so by December of this year. They would not be able to opt out in the future if they do not act. However, if the board acts to opt out, they can reverse that decision in the future. The Board took no action on this request from the Sheriff at this time.
John Bouton, Highway Report:
Highway team has been active at fixing roads and clearing brush along roads. He is looking into future needs for highway equipment for the town. Al Mohr, CEO issued 10 permits, completed 33 inspections, and conducted 3 title searches.
Supervisor’s Report: The Streetscape Committee reported the
clock is roughly five to six weeks out and committee is looking to repaint the benches in Town and potentially add more benches and plant more trees.
Community Day: The Town of Andes is planning on having Community Day this year on Saturday August 14th, 2021. It may not be like it was in the past. As of now, a parade is planned and there will be vendors around town.
Commercial Tent Campsites & Transient Rental Regulations: The board needs to conduct further discussion on this matter. Motion was carried to table the discussion on Commercial Tent Campsites and Transient Rental Regulations until a full board is present.
Federal Stimulus Funds: The Town Clerk’s Office has submitted the required documentation to NYS requesting the ARPA funds, which will total $121,861 if approved.
Town is now registered with SAM.gov and has completed all necessary steps to receive funds.
COMMUNITY DAY ON SATURDAY AUGUST 14 TH
ON-SITE CANNABIS CONSUMPTION SITES IN ANDES?
Community Solar Campaign: All paperwork for the Community Solar
Campaign was submitted and accepted by NYSERDA. When the last of the documentation needed for the LED streetlights is turned in, we will have completed all required items for the $5,000 grant.
REMINDER: THE AUGUST 2021 TOWN BOARD MEETING
IS CANCELLED. NEXT MEETING: SEPTEMBER 14.